"It makes no sense to pull them off the playing field and vote them in as USFS President. We should put an experienced administrator in the top job and keep our valuable ISU officials judging and/or refereeing. Conflict of interest keeps them from doing both at the same time. "
Did he not notice the Russian federation VP was the Technical Controller for ladies event in Sochi (not to mention the Russian former federation president now general director's wife who sits as a judge)?
Personally, I agree with him, but IMO the same conflict of interest rules need to apply to all the federations.